Applied and Theoretical Mechanics Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering 

Dr

Dr. Shailesh I. Kundalwal

Principal Areas of Interests  

Research Highlights


  • Experimental Characterization of Composites
  • Composite Structures
  • Finite Element Applications
  • Flexoelectricity and Piezoelectricity
  • Mechanics of Nanostructures
  • Nanomechanics & Micromechanics of Composites
  • Nanotechnology in Engineering
  • Nano Energy & Hydrogen Storage
  • Smart Material and Structures  

Ongoing Research Projects

S.No.
      Title
Cost in Lakh
  Duration
  Role as PI/Co-PI
 Funding Agency
 1
Modeling and development of high-strength and lightweight CNT-based composite structures for high performance electromagnetic interference shielding of space vehicles 
32
 2019-22
 PI
 ISRO
 2
Unraveling the potential of graphene quantum dots for hydrogen storage in fuel cells
 28
2019-22
  PI
  DST
3
Characterizing the flexoelectric phenomena in monolayer/layered hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets and development of their nanoelectromechanical systems 
21
  2018-21
  PI
  SERB
4
Development of light weight heat sink integrated with phase change material (PCM) for cooling applications
  29
  2018-21
  Co-PI
  DST
 
 
 
 
 

Completed Projects

S.No.
Title 
Cost in Lakh
   Duration
Role as PI/Co-PI
Funding Agency
 1
  Faculty Development Program on “Atomistic Modeling of Solids”
  10
  2020
PI 
IIT Indore (TEQIP-III) 
  2
Modelling and tuning of electromechanical response of boron nitride nanotubes using a novel flexoelectricity phenomenon
 5
 2020-21
National PI
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
 3
Experimental modeling of PCM-based thermal management for electronic components 
27 
 2019-20
 National Co-PI
 SERB
4
Modelling of flexoelectric graphene-based structures: beam, plate, wire and shell
 13.5
2018-20
PI
 CSIR
 5
Anisotropic thermomechanical properties of boron- and carbon-based nanomaterials and their composites
 12
 2017-20
 PI
IIT Indore
 6
Characterizing the flexoelectric properties of carbon-based nanomaterials and nanostructures
 70
 2015-16
 PI
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 

Research Highlights